West London Projects

Previously Exhibited


In the Zone of Your Eyes

Twin sisters Sue and Hayley Tompkins have been developing parallel art careers and don’t usually work together. For the first exhibition at westlondonprojects they were invited to consider their artwork collaboratively.

Sue often uses language for her works to create word pieces and performance. For westlondonprojects she produced 72 sheets of hand typed and folded paper. These artworks were distributed throughout one of the gallery spaces, neither producing a grid nor hung in an arbitrary manor but delicately and thoughtfully placed. This piece was brought together with the performance Elephants Galour where she rhythmically spoke of listed phrases steeped in historical context whether art, film or life.

Hayley is known for her small-scale paintings. The paintings at westlondonprojects were made from gouche on torn paper, and works on clay and plaster. These works resemble fragmented museum antiquities – uniquely fascinating and intrinsically beautiful. The three lime washed tables further develop the notion of art history and muselogy. The artworks are arranged and placed in relation to the physical exhibition space and to each other, assisting the dialogue between the viewer and the artwork.

Artists


Haley Tompkins

Born in 1971, Leighton Buzzard
Lives and works in Glasgow

Education

1996 – 1998 MFA, Glasgow School of Art
1991 – 1994 BA Painting, Glasgow School of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007

Transfer, (with Sue Tompkins), Spike Island, Bristol
The Drawing Room, London,
Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin

2006

Hayley Tompkins and Sue Tompkins, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2005

In the zone of your eyes, (with Sue Tompkins), West London Projects, London
When I broke the room, Jack Hanley, San Francisco
When it broke, (two person show with Sue Tompkins), Artforum Berlin, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
Them and Ten Thousand Cups, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Selected Group Exhibitions
2007

Open End, John Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles
Old Space New Space, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York

2006

Planting the tele, (curator), Mary Mary, Glasgow
You always say no to Ibitha, Alexadre Pollazzon Ltd, London

2005

We Disagree, Andrew Kreps, New York
Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles

2004

Beck’s Futures, ICA, London
Works on paper, Sprüth Magers Projeckte, Munich
Pre-Theatre, Glasgow Project Room
Souvenir, Hotel, London
Minimalism and After III, Daimler Chrysler, Berlin

Sue Tompkins

Born in 1971, Leighton Buzzard
Lives and works in Glasgow

Education

1991–1994 BA Painting, Glasgow School of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007

Grease, (live performance), in Transfer, Spike Island, Bristol
Diana Stigter Gallery, Amsterdam, 03/03/07 – 07/04/07
The Showroom, London, September

2006

Grease, (live performance), Art Now Live Work: Rory Macbeth, Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, and Sue Tompkins, Tate Britain, London, 09/12/06
The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
When it broke, (two person show with Hayley Tompkins), ArtForum Berlin
Hayley Tompkins and Sue Tompkins, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2005

Elephants Galore, (live performance), Selective Memory opening, Scottish Pavillion, Venice Biennale

2004

More Cola Wars, (live performance), Switchspace, Glasgow
Feast of Silenus, (live performance), Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
Live Performance, Kunstrai Art Fair, Diana Stigter Gallery, Amsterdam

Selected Group Exhibitions
2007

Untitled – Works on Paper, Art: Concept, Paris
Whenever It Starts It Is The Right Time. Some proposals on how to housewife the future, Frankfurter Kunstverein
Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London
In the poem about love you don’t write the word love, (live performance), Midway, Minneapolis,

2006

In the poem about love you don’t write the word love, Artist’s Space, New York
Satellites, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
BMAC, (live performance), Blackpool
You always say no to Ibitha, Alexandre Pollazzon Ltd, London
Writing in Strobe, Dicksmith Gallery, London
Beck’s Futures, (nominee), ICA, London; CCA offsite, Glasgow; Arnolfini offsite, Bristol

2005

Elephants Galore, (live performance), In the poem about love you don’t write the word love, CCA, Glasgow
Radiance, Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow
Frieze Art Fair, London
Herald St and The Modern Institute present, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Works


Selected works from the exhibition

Installation View, Hayley Tompkins, 2005
Courtesy westlondonprojects/Modern Institute
Photograph by Andy Keate
©Hayley Tompkins, 2005
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 Installation View , Hayley Tompkins, 2005